This document describes the aspects of the Current Survey
of Production in Japan.
The Current Survey
of Production has been conducted since 1948 on a monthly
basis to monitor month-to-month changes in manufacturing and mining outputs in Japan and obtain basic data on the industries available for policymakers. The Current Survey
of Production, the eleventh statistics designated according to the Statistics Law, is the only monthly survey
that monitors industrial outputs in Japan. Since the first survey
in 1948 it has been used by a range of government agencies, researchers, businesses, and other organizations and individuals. The survey
covers around 1,800 items of goods among those under the charge of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. For the items, outputs, shipments, and inventories are reported. Raw materials, manufacturing facilities, and workforce used for the outputs are also surveyed. A survey
period starts on the first day of a month and ends on the last day. Reports are available both in print and on the website of the METI.
Custodian: Statistics Japan
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